Our favorite hardstyle artist, and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle signing, Coone just topped the Beatport Hard Dance Top 100 Releases chart with his new album Global Dedication. Available now on Dim Mak Records in conjunction with Coone’s influential hardstyle imprint Dirty Workz, Global Dedication is the future of hardstyle. As the poster boy for the growing North American hardstyle movement, Coone’s mission is to spread hardstyle to the world masses via Global Dedication.
True to form, hardstyle is finishing out 2013 with a bang. One of the genre’s brightest stars, Belgian artist Coone, releases “Global Dedication,” his full-length U.S. debut today (Dec. 10) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and his own Dirty Workz imprint. After nearly a decade of making music, the artist, born Koen Bauweraerts, is ready to launch an All-American aural assault.
“It’s all about getting the sound and the feeling of hardstyle worldwide,” says Coone of the album. “I use the word ‘dedication’ a lot. I really think the hardstyle fans are one of the most dedicated and loyal people within the EDM scene.”
For those still uninitiated, the concept of hardstyle might seem intimidating. Several of Coone’s tracks, like the TomorrowWorld hardstyle stage theme “Our Fairytale,” soften the rough edges of a sound designed to jolt your system with anthemic vocals and melodic toplines. There are also tracks that simply hit hard. According to the artist, this is intentional.
‘Global Dedication’ epitomizes the current hardstyle sound and underlines Coone’s mission to spread its influence across the world. The album features an array of leading figures within the global hardstyle scene, including: Wildstylez on “This Is Home” featuring Cimo Fränkel; Frontliner on “World Domination”; Hard Driver on “Showtime”; and several others. Listen to all 14 tracks and tell us your favorite!
“I want to share something personal with you. I’ve been to the region many times over the passed few years, and my heart reaches out to all those affected by this tragedy.
That’s why I’ve decided to reach out to you, the most dedicated people I know.” – Coone
Belgian jumpstyle and hardstyle producer/musician/DJ and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle artist Coone unleashes his newest single “Zombie Killer” this Halloween (October 31) on Dim Mak Records. The track, featuring rapper Kritikal, is the third single from Coone’s upcoming album Global Dedication. This highly thrilling track is set to send chills down the spines of hardstyle and electronic music fans. “Zombie Killer” offers plenty of monster-themed sound effects and tortured screeching to drive listeners into wild excitement at festival stages around the globe. The raw energy that is persistent in all of Coone’s original productions is taken beyond the grave by New York-based hip-hop artist Kritikal.
Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013) – Beatport
Times Gettin’ Hard – Beatport
A first for Dim Mak, we have some stellar news to share with the hardstyle community, and the dedicated family of electronic dance music as a whole. We are excited to announce that our first ever hardstyle signee, Coone, has topped the Beatport Hard Dance chart! The Belgian native dropped “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” just under a week ago as a Beatport exclusive, and it has already shot all the way to the top of its respective genre chart.
The second single from his upcoming full-length album Global Dedication, “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” is the official track for Q-Dance video coverage at TomorrowWorld 2013. Featuring the vocals of Chris Madin, Coone himself is excited to spin the track and perform at this year’s inaugural TomorrowWorld event in Chattahoochee. Coone plays on Saturday, September 28th of the Georgia festival, as well as at The Sound of Q-Dance on October 5th, alongside hardstyle contemporaries Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez, Gunz for Hire and more.
[info_box_3 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] Coone’s new track ‘Our Fairytale’ is the second release of his forthcoming album ‘Global Dedication’ which will be released November 12th on Dim Mak Records. Fasten your seat belts for this Hardstyle fairytale roller coaster and experience the well known Coone kicks combined with amazing vocals of Chris Madin(also know for his collab with Dash Berlin). “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” will be the theme of the Q-dance video content for their Hardstyle stage at TomorrowWorld 2013![/info_box_3]
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When the combination of DIMITRI VEGAS, LIKE MIKE, and COONE hits the sound waves, there is guaranteed to be intensity and hiked up bass beats that are as dirty as they are funky; as seen in “Madness ft. Lil Jon”. Hyper like a kid who drank a gallon of Mountain Dew, “Madness ft. Lil Jon” will get your heart pounding, but don’t worry: any heart attack induced from listening will be totes worth it. The already dynamic record has received the full remix treatment from OH SNAP, YVES V, and RUN DMT. Hard hitting, bass fueled, zealous, and ambitious, each remix brings a certain flair to a track that already held its own in the world of dance anthems. Trap in some places, moombahton in others, and lucidly electro when least expected, “Madness ft. Lil Jon” and its remixes are basically a guarantee that your life clearly needs more madness, and it doesn’t fail to deliver. Besides, we’re all a little mad here, amiright?!
Coone’s premiere single on Dim Mak Records will literally blow all you know, straight out of the water.
“Times Gettin’ Hard” is a look inside the mind of an aspiring artist trying to make his way to the top. It’s not easy, but with persistence and drive, the top is but a stone’s throw away. Ferocious baselines, slamming kicks, an euphoric melody and a story line to get you thinking. Buckle up – because your style will be Hardstyle!
Dim Mak goes Hardstyle with our newest signee: Coone. This year, Coone’s influential Hard Dance imprint Dirty Workz combines forces with Dim Mak for the worldwide release of his next full-length album. With the full support of Steve Aoki and the whole Dim Mak crew, Coone will show the entire world what Hardstyle is all about. Look for more info on the upcoming Coone album released via Dim Mak and Dirty Workz soon.
With the success of their latest releases “Wakanda” and “Madness” on Dim Mak Records, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have now put an exclusive “Wakanda Madness” Beatport Chart up on Beatport. Along with “Wakanda” other Dim Mak releases include “Madness” Ft. Lil Jon and the collaboration of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms. Check out the Beatport chart below!